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Grand jury indicts 16

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The 11 individuals arrested during the Kentucky State Police Post 10 roundup in Bell County have been indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury. The roundup took place over a month ago and targeted 17 people.Of the 17 that were targeted KSP was able to located and arrest 11 of them. The event stemmed from a 10-month investigation into the illegal sale of narcotics in two counties, Bell and Knox.Charges from the roundup ranged from cocaine to prescription drug sales, according to KSP Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs. In addition to those arrested during the roundup, the grand jury also indicted five additional individuals on trafficking charges as well.Those indicted and charges include:


Today in History — Aug. 2

By the Associated PressToday is Saturday, August 2, the 214th day of 2014. There are 151 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On August 2, 1964, the destroyer USS Maddox suffered light damage during a skirmish with North Vietnamese patrol torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin. (This and an alleged second incident two days later led to congressional approval of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution that propelled Amer...

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Daily Bible Thought

Christian fellowship builds us up and binds us together.You are all one in Christ Jesus.— Galatians 3:28

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In good hands

Jay Compton|Daily NewsJunior quarterback Peyton Collett hands the ball off to senior running back Evan Brock during a recent Bell County practice. The Bobcats open the regular season on Aug. 22 at South Pittsburg, Tenn.

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LMU’s Joseph playing for Trinidad & Tabago

HARROGATE, Tenn. — While the vast majority of college student-athletes spend the summer quietly honing their skills, Lincoln Memorial University women’s soccer rising sophomore Christina “Beans” Joseph has spent hers on a much grander stage. Joseph is currently a member of the Trinidad & Tobago Women’s National Team, as the relatively young nation attempts to qualify for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.“I am excited for ‘Beans’ ...

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UK hires Barbee as special assistant

LEXINGTON (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari has announced the hiring of former Auburn head coach Tony Barbee to replace Rod Strickland as his special assistant.Barbee played under Calipari at Massachusetts and served nine years as his assistant there and at Memphis. He is 131-127 overall as a head coach, but was 49-75 in four years at Auburn before being fired in March. He also coached four seasons at UTEP.Barbee will handle administrative duties formerly held by...

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Vols relying on newcomers

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he occasionally feels as though he’s running an expansion team because the Volunteers have altered their roster so much since the end of last season.He can only hope the Vols don’t produce the usual results of an expansion team.Tennessee opens training camp Friday with a roster that features a 32-man recruiting class ranked among the top five in the nation by multiple services. Many newcomers will...

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Linzmeier named LMU strength coach

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Lincoln Memorial University President Dr. B. James Dawson and Athletic Director Roger Vannoy have announced the hiring of the first-ever strength and conditioning coach in school history, naming Stephen Linzmeier to that position effectively on Aug. 1.“LMU Athletics is very excited to welcome Stephen Linzmeier as the University’s first Strength and Conditioning Coach,” Vannoy said. “His professional training and experience will prove...

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Off to Hollywood

Hollywood, that land of magic and endless possibilities. So you want to go there and be discovered, make millions each year, become a household name?

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Local airman locates target

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin KittlesonAirman Kevin Pauley, left, from Ewing, Va., and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Joshua Porter, right, from Norman, Okla., search the water for their target during a small boat engagement drill aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington. George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime ...

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Waste tire collection event scheduled

Bell County, in partnership with the Division of Waste Management, is sponsoring a waste tire collection event scheduled to be held from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 7, 8 and 9. Tires can be dropped off free of charge at the state highway garage, located on old 25E Highway in Pineville.Any Kentucky resident is eligible to participate in the program, with the exception of tire retailers, scrap yards and recyclers.“This is a good opportunity to dispose of your tires f...

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Community Calendar

To place an announcement in the Community Calendar, email: bmoore@civitasmedia.com; fax: 606-573-0042 attention Bethany Moore; or drop a written copy of the announcement by our office at 120 North 11th Street, Middlesboro (behind Food City). Announcements should be submitted no later than four days before the event. If information is received in time, it will be published one or two days before the event. Announcements will not be accepted by phone. For more information, call 606-909-4145...

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Smith arrested following shooting

GRAY — A Knox County woman was arrested on Thursday by troopers from the Kentucky State Police after allegedly shooting her neighbor following a verbal dispute.Gwendolyn Smith, 43, of Gray, was charged with first-degree assault and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.On Thursday at 8:12 p.m., Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan received a call about a shooting that occurred on Dunham Lane.Preliminary investigation indicates that Smith had been i...

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News in Brief

State gets driver’s license extensionFRANKFORT (AP) — Kentuckians don’t have to worry about their driver’s licenses for another year.The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted Kentucky a one-year extension on meeting new security requirements for its driver’s licenses. The extension expires Oct. 10, 2015, and is renewable.Without the extension, Kentuckians would have had to show two forms of ID to enter ...

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Heroin overdose deaths continue to rise

FRANKFORT (AP) — The Kentucky state legislature passed a sweeping overhaul to its prescription drug law in the summer of 2012 after a flood of overdose deaths, making it significantly harder for people to access dangerous addictive drugs from doctors.Now it appears Kentuckians have turned to heroin dealers instead.A new report from the state Office of Drug Control Policy shows heroin overdose deaths in Kentucky increased 60 percent in 2013. In 2011, 22 people died ...

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Coal dust limit to try to combat black lung

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Obama administration’s push to reduce black lung disease by limiting coal dust in mines will begin to take effect on Friday.The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration coal dust rule will be phased in, with requirements including increased dust sampling in mines and citations when coal operators don’t take immediate action for high levels.In February 2016, better monitoring equipment will be re...

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LOUISVILLE (AP) — With a spate of botched executions across the country this year looming over their discussion, Kentucky lawmakers are revisiting some fundamental questions about the death penalty, including whether the state should keep it on the books.Along with activists on both sides, a joint committee of 32 state representatives and senators planned to meet Friday in Paducah for a forum on whether executions should have a place in Kentucky’s criminal justice syste...

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A slave’s legacy

Had his master not “allowed” him to learn to read, Kentucky slave Elijah P. Marrs could not have become a teacher.And had he not become a teacher, he likely would not have gone on, after serving with the Union army during the Civil War, to help found in 1879 what would become Simmons College in Louisville and serve as its first president.Now a replica of his Civil War uniform stands in the lobby of the historically black college which Tuesday celebrated a sig...

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